Black Waltz

Avatar - Black Waltz
  • Album Info
  • 2012
  • Gain Music

1. Let Us Die
2. Torn Apart
3. Ready For The Ride
4. In Napalm
5. Black Waltz
6. Blod
7. Let It Burn
8. One Touch
9. Paint Me Red
10. Smells Like A Freakshow
11. Use Your Tongue
12. Dying To See You Dead


Black Waltz is the fourth album released by Swedish metal band Avatar, on January 25, 2012. In the US, it was released on February 14, 2012.

During the making of the “Black Waltz” music video, the band asked their makeup artist to come with something to make frontman Johannes Eckerström fit in with the characters, and she responded with the “Clown” face paint, which Eckerström is also seen wearing on the album cover. Eckerström has said, “… Something clicked… seeing that face, it awakened something that really wasn’t there before; or was but was well hidden… Suddenly the music got its face.” He now regularly wears the face paint in music videos and band photo shoots, as well as during live shows.

The album reached position 25 on the album list in Avatar’s native Sweden.